Chances are you have a friend, family member or loved one that is a breast cancer survivor. The average risk that a woman will develop breast cancer in her lifetime is about 13%. The latest stats also show us that roughly 50% of breast cancers occur in women that have no specific risk factors other than sex and age (WHO). But there’s good news: When caught in its earliest, localized stages, the five-year relative survival rate is 99%, reports the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Read on for breast cancer survivor stories and how to stay on top of your own breast health.
A fortuitous connection on social media helped Larissa Anderson discover her breast cancer, and she’s using her experience and her virtual community to make a difference for other women.
UW Health oncologist Dr. Mark Burkard has spent the past several years researching what he hopes will shed more light on an incurable form of cancer: metastatic breast cancer.
We asked a few SSM Health providers and two of their cancer patients to share their stories — and a little advice — with us. The good news? The sooner you act, the better your chances of a positive outcome.
Many cancer survivors say the disease doesn’t end with the treatment, as they attempt to return back to “normal” life.
A breast cancer diagnosis helped two Madison area women zero in on life’s gifts. Both say surviving cancer changed their lives for the better.
Stoughton Health explains the importance of the Breast Cancer Risk Assessment, a free service offered for women.
SSM Health providers discuss screenings, diagnosis and treatments.
Your primer on keeping up with preventive health screenings.